18.7.08

OTMAA: 90 Years

They have taken their place in Heaven, along side Charles I, Louis XVI, Louis XVII, and le Reine-Martyr.


An Additional link may be found here.
Dieu Le Roy!
de Brantigny

90 years since the Murder of the Tsar and the Imperial Family

Tens of thousands of Russians have marked 90 years since the murder of the former royal family with a religious procession in the city where they were killed.

Pilgrims from across the country gathered in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg this week to commemorate Tsar Nicholas II and his wife and children.
On Thursday many made their way from a church at the site where the family was killed by a Bolshevik firing squad in 1918 to the wooded area where their bodies were deposited.

Russian media said some 30,000 to 50,000 people took part in the procession.
Nicholas II abdicated in 1917 as revolutionary fervour swept Russia. He and his wife and five children were canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.

Additional articles may be found here,
here. and here.

God Save the Tsar.
de Brantigny

All she wanted was to be a Mother

Cozy at the blog Writer of Queens posted this some time ago. Fortunately History remains history even if it takes a while get to it...

Imagine being engaged, promised or betrothed to be married at 10 years old? And then being married at 14 years old, to another teenager, who happened to be the heir to the French Throne. That's what happened to Anne of Austria.

On November 25, 1615, the teenagers, both royals, married. Anne was then the wife of Louis XIII. They say that the couple consummated the marriage quickly. But, for a variety of reasons it appears there was long stretches of time that the royal couple were not intimate. Could it be that Louis was unkind to Anne? Perhaps Anne missed her homeland and her family.

During the 1620's, there were rumours of pregnancies. A pregnancy was a must for the Bourbon Line. The couple must have a male child. It's recorded that Louis himself told an ambassador that his Queen had four miscarriages. In thinking about this young girl, fair, with a sweet smile.. about 20 years old, I feel for her. Not being able to get pregnant is enough to throw the strongest of women into a depression. If you add in the possibility of more than one miscarriage, how tragic for this Spanish Princess. What pain she endured. She must have wondered why she couldn't conceive or carry a child. At times she must have feared being sent back to her homeland. If Louis had wanted to...well, he could have acted to have the marriage annulled.

Louis's younger brother wasn't loosing sleep over Queen Anne's infertility. If she didn't produce an heir, he was next in line to inherit the French crown. The Queen's marriage wasn't hostile, but it definitely wasn't pleasant. That we know. Anne traveled to the different royal residences, prayed, enjoyed the theater very much---she prayed more---and she enjoyed eating. And she loved sweets. Sounds like us, don't you think? more here...

Thanks and tip of the beret to Cozy aka Susan Flanders...

Merci,
Dieu Le Roy,
de Brantigny

17.7.08

Dialogues of the Carmelites, Finale

This is a reprint of an article made on 17/07/07 about the Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne.

I have added a short film I found on Youtube that is very moving. The opera is Dialogues of the Carmelites, by Poulenc. This performance was done at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the late 80's or early 90's.

"16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne..."

"Tea at Trianon has a redirect to the real cause of the end of the terror in France, the Martyrdom of the 16 Carmelites. What remarkable bravery they showed in the face of certain death. This is the definition of Moral Courage. That is standing up for the right even though it would be far easier to just give in." The terror was about to end. I have always been fascinated by these women religious, I am sure their prayers and their martyrdom was a factor in ending the terror.


http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2007/07/martyrs-of-compigne.html

Blessed Teresa of Saint Augustine
and Companions virgins and martyrs
Carmelite Martyrs of Compiégne

Guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), Paris, 17July, 1794. They are the first sufferers under the French Revolution on whom the Holy See has passed judgment, and were solemnly beatified 27 May, 1906. Before their execution they knelt and chanted the "Veni Creator", as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows. The novice was executed first and the prioress last. Absolute silence prevailed the whole time that the executions were proceeding. The heads and bodies of the martyrs were interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus. As this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1298 victims of the Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered. Their names are as follows:

Madeleine-Claudine Ledoine (Mother Teresa of St. Augustine), prioress, b. in Paris, 22 Sept., 1752, professed 16 or 17 May, 1775;

Marie-Anne (or Antoinette) Brideau (Mother St. Louis), sub-prioress, b. at Belfort, 7 Dec., 1752, professed 3 Sept, 1771;

Marie-Anne Piedcourt (Sister of Jesus Crucified), choir-nun, b. 1715, professed 1737; on mounting the scaffold she said "I forgive you as heartily as I wish God to forgive me";

Anne-Marie-Madeleine Thouret (Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection), sacristan, b. at Mouy, 16 Sept., 1715, professed 19 Aug., 1740, twice sub-prioress in 1764 and 1778.

Marie-Antoniette or Anne Hanisset (Sister Teresa of the Holy Heart of Mary), b. at Rheims in 1740 or 1742, professed in 1764;

Marie-Françoise Gabrielle de Croissy (Mother Henriette of Jesus), b. in Paris, 18 June, 1745, professed 22 Feb., 1764, prioress from 1779 to 1785;

Marie-Gabrielle Trézel (Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius), choir-nun, b. at Compiègne, 4 April, 1743, professed 12 Dec., 1771;

Rose-Chrétien de la Neuville, widow, choir-nun (Sister Julia Louisa of Jesus), b. at Loreau (or Evreux), in 1741, professed probably in 1777;

Anne Petras (Sister Mary Henrietta of Providence), choir-nun, b. at Cajarc (Lot), 17 June, 1760, professed 22 Oct., 1786.

Concerning Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception accounts vary. Miss Willson says that her name was Marie Claude Cyprienne Brard, and that she was born 12 May, 1736; Pierre, that her name was Catherine Charlotte Brard, and that she was born 7 Sept., 1736. She was born at Bourth, and professed in 1757;

Marie-Geneviève Meunier (Sister Constance), novice, b. 28 May, 1765, or 1766, at St. Denis, received the habit 16 Dec., 1788. She mounted the scaffold singing "Laudate Dominum".

In addition to the above, three lay sisters suffered and two tourières. The lay sisters are:

Angélique Roussel (Sister Mary of the Holy Ghost), lay sister, b. at Fresnes, 4 August, 1742, professed 14 May, 1769;

Marie Dufour (Sister St. Martha), lay sister, b. at Beaune, 1 or 2 Oct., 1742, entered the community in 1772;

Julie or Juliette Vérolot (Sister St. Francis Xavier), lay sister, b. at Laignes or Lignières, 11 Jan., 1764, professed 12 Jan., 1789.

The two tourières, who were not Carmelites at all, but merely servants of the nunnery were: Catherine and Teresa Soiron, b. respectively on 2 Feb., 1742 and 23 Jan., 1748 at Compiègne, both of whom had been in the service of the community since 1772.


from the Carmelite website found here...
Dieu Le Roi.
de Brantigny

Faith under Fire and the Cult of Reason in San Francisco

San Francisco officially condemns Catholic Church and instructs Catholics to defy 'Holy Office of Inquisition'. It sorrows me that the Sodom of the West has taken one more step against the Faith. In a city named for St Francis of Assisi to resolve to condemn the church is indicative of satanical forces at work. The whole thing reminds one of the "Cult of Reason". Click here to see what I mean. Man just doesn't learn.

...A San Francisco city and county board resolution that officially labeled the Catholic church's moral teachings on homosexuality as "insulting to all San Franciscans," "hateful," "defamatory," "insensitive" and "ignorant" will be challenged tomorrow in court for violating the Constitution's prohibition of government hostility toward religion.

Resolution 168-08, passed unanimously by the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors two years ago, also accused the Vatican of being a "foreign country" meddling with and attempting to "negatively influence (San Francisco's) existing and established customs."

It said of the church's teaching on homosexuality, "Such hateful and discriminatory rhetoric is both insulting and callous, and shows a level of insensitivity and ignorance which has seldom been encountered by this Board of Supervisors."

As WND reported, Resolution 168-08 was an official response to the Catholic Church's ban on adoption placements into homosexual couple households, issued by Cardinal William Levada of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican.

The board's resolution urged the city's local archbishop and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to defy the Vatican's instructions, concluding with a spiteful reminder that the church authority that issued the ban was known 100 years ago as "The Holy Office of the Inquisition."

The resolution also took a shot at Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco, saying, "Cardinal Levada is a decidedly unqualified representative of his former home city, and of the people of San Francisco and the values they hold dear."

The anti-Catholic diatribe had been challenged in U.S. District Court on similar grounds, but District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled in favor of the city, saying, in essence, the church started it.

She wrote in her decision, "The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith provoked this debate, indeed may have invited entanglement" for instructing Catholic politicians on how to vote. This court does not find that our case law requires political bodies to remain silent in the face of provocation."

She ruled that the city's proclamation was not entangling the government in church affairs, since the resolution was a non-binding, non-regulatory announcement.

Since no law was enacted, she ruled, city officials – even in their official capacity as representatives of the government – can say what they want.

"It is merely the exercise of free speech rights by duly elected office holders," she wrote.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, which is appealing the District Court decision on behalf of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and two Catholic residents of San Francisco, disagrees with Patel's decision.

"Sadly, the ruling itself clearly exhibited hostility toward the Catholic Church," he said in a statement. "The judge in her written decision held that the Church 'provoked the debate' by publicly expressing its moral teaching, and that by passing the resolution the City responded 'responsibly' to all of the 'terrible' things the Church was saying."

Thomas More attorney Robert Muise will present oral arguments in the case tomorrow morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Our Constitution plainly forbids hostility toward any religion, including the Catholic faith," he said.

"In total disregard for the Constitution, homosexual activists in positions of authority in San Francisco have abused their authority as government officials and misused the instruments of the government to attack the Catholic Church. Their egregious abuse of power has now the backing of a lower federal court. … Unfortunately, all too often we see a double standard being applied in Establishment Clause cases," Muise said.

Thomas More attorneys argued in the District Court case that the "anti-Catholic resolution sends a clear message" that Catholics are "outsiders, not full members of the political community."

The cultural, and now political, straight-arm to adherents of the Christian faith in San Francisco has been increasingly public in the last two years. Just one week after the anti-Catholic resolution was passed, the San Francisco Board issued a similar resolution against a mostly evangelical group.

Following a gathering of 25,000 teens at San Francisco's AT&T Park as part of Ron Luce's Teen Mania "Battle Cry for a Generation" rally against the sexualization of America's youth culture by advertisers and media, the board spoke out formally again.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the "act of provocation" by what it termed an "anti-gay," "anti-choice" organization that aimed to "negatively influence the politics of America's most tolerant and progressive city."

Openly homosexual California Assemblyman Mark Leno told protesters of the teen rally that though such religious people may be few, "they're loud, they're obnoxious, they're disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco."

The Chronicle also reported a San Francisco protester against the evangelical youth rally carried a sign that may sum up the sentiment: "I moved here to get away from people like you."

The Thomas More Law Center hopes the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will decide in the case of Resolution 1680-08 that even if a large portion of the community is at odds with a religion's views on homosexuality, the government cannot be used as a weapon to condemn religious faith.

Currently, as WND has reported, Colorado and Michigan are tackling the question of whether the Bible itself can be vilified as "hate speech" for it's condemnation of homosexuality, and Canada has developed human rights commissions, which have decided people cannot express opposition to homosexuality without fear of government reprisal...


© 2008 WorldNetDaily

St Francis look out after the city named to honour you.

Dieu Le Roy
de Brantigny

16.7.08

Blessed Charles of Habsburg, Austro Hungarian emperor

The inexplicable cure of a Baptist woman who suffered from breast cancer could lead to the canonization of Charles of Habsburg, the last emperor of the austro hungarian empire who made his life as husband, father and governor a path to holiness

Prion pour nous.
Jhesu+Marie
de Brantigny

French petition denounces 'drift towards monarchy'

New Zealand Herald,
5:00AM Tuesday February 19, 2008

PARIS - A group of senior French politicians, from right, left and centre, have signed a petition warning against the "drift towards monarchy" in the style and policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The petition - which has enraged the President and his closest supporters - was signed, among others, by former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who is a party colleague, and by the defeated Socialist presidential candidate, Segolene Royal.

Other signatories include centrist politician Francois Bayrou and Pierre Lefranc, a former head of the private office of Charles de Gaulle. Former President Jacques Chirac is said to have considered signing but decided not to.

Without naming President Sarkozy directly, the petition warns of a "drift towards a purely personal form of power bordering on an elected monarchy".

The scarcely disguised attack came as Sarkozy's popularity has slumped through a mixture of disapproval of his showbiz lifestyle and discontent with a sluggish French economy.

In a new CSA poll for the newspaper Le Parisien yesterday, only 41 per cent of those asked thought Sarkozy was a "good president of the Republic".

The petition, drawn up by the centre-left and fiercely republican news magazine Marianne, provoked an explosion from Sarkozy's supporters. They said it had been signed by a "syndicate of bad losers" wanting to challenge the democratic choice made by the French just nine months ago.

Royal and Bayrou were the President's chief opponents in the last elections. Villepin is a long-time party rival who faces legal action for trying to smear him in 2004. Sarkozy is said to have been personally wounded by the petition, which he regards as part of a media campaign to "lynch" a sitting President


It seems the Center-Left in France is Republican just like ours.

Jhesu+Marie
de Brantigny

The telegraphs reflection on Bastille Day

Laudem gloriae has an article worth redirecting to today.

Gerald Warner of The Telegraph

Bastille Day or, as the comic singers who take it seriously prefer to call it, the Fête de la Federation, is the embarrassing event that exposes the cultural, moral and constitutional bankruptcy of what was once the greatest civilisation in Europe.

When you are reduced to celebrating the murder by the canaille of Paris in 1789 of the French equivalent of the Chelsea Pensioners, you are inadvertently advertising the sinister origins of the dysfunctional state you are trying to prop up with a mythology as grotesque as it is pathetic. The Umpteenth French Republic is the one entity whose absorption by the European Union is not to be regretted.

Pompous parades will today celebrate the event that triggered the French Revolution, that is to say, the most appalling bloodbath anterior to the Russian Revolution. Seven prisoners were released from the Bastille—four counterfeiters, an accomplice to murder and two lunatics—whose return to the community was hardly beneficial. The attack on the prison, reserved for the well-off, was orchestrated by the Marquis de Sade and Camille Desmoulins on behalf of the Nine Sisters masonic lodge.
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Thanks and a tip of the beret to Christine.

Jhesu+Marie
de Brantigny

Marie-Antoinette and the Revolution

Elena-Maria has an insite on la Reine-Martyr...

I keep reading on various sites phrases such as "Marie-Antoinette obstinately fought for the divine right of kings." Yes, it seems to be the general consensus that Marie-Antoinette did not support the French Revolution; she even had the temerity to think that monarchy was a good idea. Surprise, surprise. How could anyone expect the "Daughter of the Caesars" to see things differently? Her father was the Holy Roman Emperor, her mother an autocratic sovereign in her own right, and yet people censure Marie-Antoinette for not rejoicing when France became a Republic. Especially, it should be kept in mind that the Revolution was introduced to her in a manner of extreme violence, with herself and her family being dragged to Paris with the heads of guards on pikes before them. That the queen would dedicate herself to trying to save her family from further violence by working against the Revolution should not come as a great shock. Please click here to read the rest.

Reine Martyr prion pour nous.
de Brantigny

15.7.08

New-style church being born in France,

From a new blog I found written by a priest in Ireland, Clerical Whispers
The Eldest Daughter suffers still...

Perhaps what is already happening in the French Catholic Church is an indication of where Irish Catholicism is headed.

IT HAS often been said that France has her crises before the rest of Europe - whether it be the French Revolution itself, or the student revolt of 1968, or the alienation of people from the churches.

There is one such crisis where France is ahead of Ireland, and that is in its shortage of Roman Catholic priests. France is also ahead in its response to that shortage. In essence the lay people have taken over the local church and run it for themselves.

In one diocese in northern France there is only one priest to serve 27 parishes. It means the priest has been reduced to the role of circuit rider who drops by on rare occasions to offer a Mass and consecrate some hosts. For the rest of the time the people run their church themselves. In 2001 the diocese of Nice had to reduce its 265 parishes down to 47.
more...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for France.
St Madeline, Pray for France.
Ste Genevieve, Pray for France.
St Denis, Pray for France.
St Jean Vianney, Pray for France.
St Jeanne d'Arc, Pray for France.
Guardian Angel of France, Pray for France.
All the saints of France, Pray for France.
Oh Lord hear our prayers that we couple with those who are present with you.
Let France never be with out Your consecrated body in the Eucharist.

Dieu Le Roy.
de Brantigny

Guillotine

Do you have an ancestor who was decapitated during the revolution? is the opening line of this site...

Here is a web site which list a good percentage of those who were killed during the terror. A large percentage of those contained in the lists are Priests and religious.

Jhesu+Marie
ed Brantigny

Miraculous Medal Marks 100 Years

From the Catholic Bulletin

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 09:52 AM CDT

Miraculous Medal Marks 100 YearsVincentians Proclaim Jubilee to Foster Devotion to MaryROME, JULY 8, 2008 (Zenit.org).

The Association of the Miraculous Medal was given pontifical approval 100 years ago today, and a centenary is beginning to mark the anniversary.Vincentian Father Gregory Gay, superior-general of the association, announced the centenary that will run through Nov. 20, 2009, when the group will have its third international meeting.

The association, established after the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Laboure, was recognized formally on July 8, 1909. The miraculous medal was manifested by the Blessed Virgin to St. Catherine in Paris in 1830.The medal shows Our Lady standing on a globe with her arms outstretched and with the rays of light streaming from her fingers. Framing the figure is the inscription: O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. The back of the medal has 12 stars encircling a large "M" from which arises a cross. Below are two hearts with flames arising from them. One heart is encircled in thorns and the other is pierced by a sword.In a letter titled "100 Years of Pilgrimage With Mary, United With Jesus in the Poor Through the Miraculous Medal," Father Gay invited those who follow the spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul to mark the centenary.

The letter recalls the progress of the miraculous medal association in its 100 years of existence. It noted that the principal apostolate has been prayer to promote a greater devotion of the Virgin Mary."The association has developed this apostolate of prayer and evangelization by way of the home visits where, in a family environment, persons of faith and good will fall in love with the Lord Jesus through an intimate closeness to his mother Mary," Father Gay explained."In the more recent history of the association, a service-apostolate has been developed in imitation of Mary who visited her cousin Elizabeth, giving the consolation that only the God of life can give to anyone in need," he added."Without a doubt, it has been Mary, through her intercession, who has blessed this journey," Father Gay stated. "We pray that she continue to accompany us in the jubilee year. […] We invite all the members of the Association of the Miraculous Medal and other members of the Vincentian Family to develop activities to promote a greater devotion to our mother, Mary, and a greater love for the poor, doing all that we do for the greater honor and glory of God."

Jhesu-Marie
de Brantigny

Louis XVI and Jefferson

J.K. Baltzersen has posted this tid bit on his site Wilson Revolution Unplugged

Louis XVI and Jefferson
The Monticello website gives us information on the regal portraits given to Thomas Jefferson.
Thanks and a tip of the beret to J.K. Baltzersen.
Dieu le Roy!
de Brantigny

14.7.08

Mia Culpa

I recently posted an article sent to me, without researching who the author was. I was wrong. I have removed the article until I can get permission. I will be more careful in the future.

WhenI use portions of articles found on other blogs I have always tryed to place that portion in italics, and always thank the person from whom the portion was taken or point out the blog or site from where I received the information. I will refrain from placing articles in the blog without first giving full credit to whom it was taken, or making a simple redirect.

I am sorry, I will try to do better in the future.

Richard

Presenting Vocations, a duty of the parent.

As parents we know how important it is for our children to be taught to be open to a vocation. Parents, let your children know the greatness in heeding the call from God. Expose them to the religious life at every opportunity. Let them see the peace and serenity that is found in the religious life.

Vocations to religious life and priesthood begin with parents

Excerpts from Bishop Vasa's column:

A recent issue of L’Osservatore Romano, the weekly Vatican newspaper carried this headline: “A key to holy priests? Holy parents.” That headline led into Pope Benedict’s reflection of May 7, 2006, in which, among other things, he said: “The priest’s mission is irreplaceable, and even if in some regions a scarcity of clergy is being recorded, we must never doubt that God continues to call boys, young men and adults to leave everything and dedicate themselves totally to preaching the Gospel and to the pastoral ministry.”

Then we come to the paragraph that gives rise to the headline: “Moreover, let us not forget that Christian marriage is in all respects a vocation to holiness, and that the example of holy parents is the first favorable condition for the flourishing of priestly and religious vocations.”

If it is true, as the Holy Father offers, that “the example of holy parents is the first favorable condition for the flourishing of priestly and religious vocations,” then clearly prayer for vocations needs to be coupled with a very strong emphasis on the vocation of parents to holiness. The home, with holy parents, without a doubt, needs to be a nursery of priestly and religious vocations. It is in the home where those first inklings of a call to service in religious life are received, heard and fostered. This necessarily involves parents who have a deep and abiding faith and who are eager to respond affirmatively and encouragingly to their sons and daughters when they hint that perhaps they would like to pursue a religious vocation.

We are reminded to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to pray fot holy families.

. . .
From †Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam†

Dieu le Roy,
de Brantigny

Catholic Vocation links, just a few...
The Jesuits
The Franciscans
The Redemptorists
The Trinitarians
The Dominicans
Catholic Bridge
the Carmelites
Poor Clares
Sisters of St Joseph of Orange
The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne
Little Sisters of the Poor
More are found here

Irena, and life in a Jar

...Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me... Matthew 25: 34-40, Douay-Rheims Bible

There was recently a death of a 98 year old woman named Irena Sendler.

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive...

Being German she KNEW what the Nazi's plan were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck, a burlap sack for the larger children. She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children and infants.

Left: Irena and her daughter Janka, c.1950

She was caught, the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

She kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents who may have survived, and reunited the family.
Most of course had been sent to the gas chambers.

Those children she helped, were placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize*...

Her story and a web site dedicated to her are
here.

Jhesu+Marie,
de Brantigny

...Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her . May she rest in peace...

This article was posted on the Yahoo group Post Conciliar Catholicism, by Robert Banaugh.
the original may be read here... Thanks and a tip of the beret to Robert for posting this.

Note: *per Norman Conard, She didn't meet the criteria (accomplishments during the past two years) for the Nobel. The winner was Al Gore, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Director Norman Conard,
Lowell Milken Center
4 South Main

Fort Scott, KS 66701

www.lowellmilkencenter.org